In 2014 Live Science conducted a survey which showed that 4 in 10 Americans believed that the Earth was created only 10,000 years ago, and as a corollary, it must follow that they believe dinosaurs coexisted with man and that Noah had a couple of dinosaur eggs on the Ark, apparently.
I wasn’t able to find a source later than this, but still 4 out of 10 Americans rejecting science for Biblical stories is rather…interesting.
As Sherlock Holmes once famously said, whether the earth revolved around the sun or vice versa would make no difference to him and his work.
And the same probably holds true for most people.
But for scientists who have to research the cosmos, track meteors, etc, earth scientists who must track continental drift and volcanology…in short people to whom the age of the earth is important, well…the age of the earth is important.
Would any fundamentalists here care to share how their lives are impacted by their beliefs here in 2020?
Anyone with paleontologists or cosmologists in the family who still hold on to their fundamentalist beliefs?
I don’t want this to be an attack thread or even a discussion thread, necessarily,except in so far as the questions would be how your beliefs impact your lives or the lives of those around you.
For example, are you campaigning for creationism to be taught in schools, or do you tell your kids to just ignore that section of the curriculum?